Archive for August, 2012

Overbearing Grandmother

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, August 20th, 2012
I have a mother who has always been too controlling all my life and likes to give advice about everything even though I never ask her for advice. I am a grown woman, married and have a gorgeous healthy 4-year-old daughter. She gets ...

Boyfriend Requires Too Much Time

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, August 19th, 2012
I have been dating my boyfriend since my freshman year in high school. It is almost our three year anniversary. We spend almost all of our free time together. He is like my best friend. I know that it is good that we are ...

I Don’t Know What’s Wrong with Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, August 19th, 2012
I don't know what's wrong with me, from the age or 12 I have been unhappy, I was bullied as a child and have had weight issues all my life. But I don't blame that, I just don't know what's wrong with me! I have ...

Worth Staying with Much Older Boyfriend?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, August 18th, 2012
My much older boyfriend is going through a messy divorce. He wants to be with me, but has a troubled son my age. I met my 45 year old boyfriend about a year ago. We weren't thinking and I ended up in a situation ...

Is There Something Wrong with My Mind?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, August 18th, 2012
As a child I was sexually abused for 4 years. No one knows. The only reason it stopped was because he died. Whilst that ended by the time I was 11 I still think about it and get upset. Lately however some feelings have developed ...

Unsure What’s Going On

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, August 17th, 2012
Well I have been suffering from severe mood swings. I will go from being happy to being sad for no apparent reason. I can't stand to be alone because it makes my mind wonder and I start to have suicidial thoughts. I have recently harmed ...

Husband’s Partying is Ruining Relationship

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, August 17th, 2012
My husband goes out (bars, clubs) with friends or co-workers at least once a week. He plays sport 3 times/ week. Both in the evening. Usually he comes home around 11pm after sport, 1am after bars/clubs but lately 2 am and now 4am after bars/clubs. We ...

I Like to do Illegal or Incorrect Things

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, August 16th, 2012
I like to do illegal/incorrect things like stealing ( from people at school , money ,soda etc...) , burning things ( trash cans at school) , my parents give me enough attention, I have my fair share of friends and good grades. It's the rush ...

I Don’t Belong and Hate Myself

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, August 16th, 2012
My dad is always telling me that I’m fat and nobody will like me because of that, I cry every day in my room cause I’m starting to believe that's true, what should I do? A: Your father may not realize how hurtful he is being. ...

Anxiety, Depression, Feeling Out of Control

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
I am very concerned. I just went through a lonely year at school because I was a new kid and made very little friends. I shut people out and got depressed and even ended up getting jumped which made things worse. I usually dont have ...

Figuring Out Diagnosis

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
I was diagnosed at the age of 16 with Borderline personality disorder and PTSD. I have always struggled with addiction and self injury. I am all over the map and have two doctors telling me different things and I’m not sure where to go. one ...

Possession? Hallucination?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
I've never been formally diagnosed with anything which makes me more confused. I am possessed by demons, that much I know is certain. I self-harm, see and hear things, and have other symptoms of possession. They keep me from sleeping, eating a lot of the ...